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FXX Will Air All 600 Episodes of The Simpsons in 13-Day Marathon

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“The Simpsons” has an insane 600 episodes under their belt and FXX has plans to air all of them back to back for your viewing pleasure (?). The marathon will take an astounding 13 days, beginning at noon EST on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, (in case you need some background television for your belligerent family gatherings) lasting through Tuesday, Dec. 6.

“The Simpsons” will air its 600th episode, “Treehouse of Horror XXVII,” on Oct. 19 airing on Fox, the show’s mother network. The marathon will occur on FXX which describes it as the longest in television history. The previous record was also held by “The Simpsons” when FXX ran 552 episodes over 12 days back in 2014.

The episode count for the series is just going to continue to grow. The show is returned for its 28th season on Sept. 25 and has no plans to stop anytime soon.

The League Renewed for Seventh and Final Season

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That’s it. We get one more season and one more Shiva bowl with “The League.” FXX has announced that the series will return for one more season in 2015, the seventh and the final.

Nick Grad, President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, said,

“Our gang can burn a beach house like Calvin Johnson on a secondary but I shudder to think what they’ll do in the final battle for the Shiva. The real studs here are the fans who have remained so loyal to the show over the years, including the move to FXX, and for them we are going out on top.”

“The League” was created by the husband-and-wife team of Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer who serve as executive producers and directors. The series is produced by FX Productions.

Jeff Schaffer said,

“We are incredibly excited to work with our amazing cast for another season, especially because I can now announce that I finally won the fantasy football league that we play in with them.”

Jackie Schaffer said,

“Whatever, I’ve won it twice. Most players in the NFL don’t make it seven seasons, and most TV shows even less so. We want to thank FX Networks and all our Eskimo Brothers and Sisters – NFL teams would be lucky to have fans as diehard as ours.”

“Spoiler alert – We already know how it will all end – with credits and the theme song,” added Jeff Schaffer.

Season seven will have 13 episodes and will premiere sometime in the fall. Check out a special farewell announcement video from The League here. 

FX Sets Premiere Dates For Archer, Always Sunny, and More

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FX and FXX have officially set the season premiere dates for several of their most popular shows including “Archer,” “Justified,” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” along with several more.

“Archer” will return for a sixth season starting Thursday, January 8, at 10 PM e/p on FX. “Justified” will head into its sixth and final season on Tuesday, January 20, at 10 PM e/p on FX. Season 3 of “The Americans” is set to debut on Wednesday, January 28, at 10 PM e/p on FX.

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and the terrible gang of Paddy’s Pub comes back on Wednesday, January 14, at 10 PM e/p on FXX. That same night will be the series premiere of FXX’s new comedy series “Man Seeking Woman,” starring This Is The End‘s Jay Baruchel, at 10:30 PM e/p.

“Man Seeking Woman” follows Josh (Baruchel) on his unrelenting quest for love. Josh soldiers through one-night stands, painful break-ups, a blind date with a troll, time travel, sex aliens, many deaths and a Japanese penis monster named Tanaka on his fantastical journey to find love. Starring alongside Baruchel are Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show) as “Mike,” Josh’s confident and daring best friend; Britt Lower (Unforgettable) as “Liz,” Josh’s intimidating older sister; and Maya Erskine (Betas) as “Maggie,” the ex-girlfriend Josh can never quite forget. Man Seeking Woman is based on Simon Rich’s book of short stories, The Last Girlfriend on Earth.

Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks, said,

“This amazing collection of returning hits, award-winning series and a new comedy series continue to distinguish FX and FXX as the premier destinations for dramas and comedies on television.”

Tracy Morgan’s Show “Will Be Waiting for Him” FX Says

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After the awful car accident that left Tracy Morgan in critical care at a New Jersey hospital, the future of his career and new show at FX was in limbo. However, FX and FXX have come out to say they are committed to the show and Morgan through this difficult time.

Back in April, FXX ordered 10 episodes of an untitled half-hour comedy series starring Morgan. It was created Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Luvh Rakhe and scheduled to begin production in August for a January debut on FXX.

“The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident,” FX Networks and FX Productions said in a statement Tuesday. “We will support Tracy and his family in every way possible throughout his recovery. At the point when Tracy has recovered and decides that he is ready to go back to work, his show will be waiting for him. Right now our thoughts and prayers remain with Tracy, the other victims of the accident, and their families.”

Morgan suffered a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose, and several other broken bones. He is currently hospitalized and is expected to remain for several weeks. Morgan’s longtime friend and writer James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was killed in the crash.

There is no word on how Morgan’s hospitalization will affect the production schedule or the targeted premiere date.

FXX Renews “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” for Two Seasons

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Good news everyone! “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has been officially renewed for TWO more seasons on FXX. Charlie Day and his beard will grace your television screens a little longer.

“Always Sunny” has been renewed for two seasons consisting on 10 episodes each, bringing the comedy series into season 12. The series will become the longest-running live-action comedy in cable history, and its 12 seasons will tie My Three Sons for the second-longest-running live action comedy in TV history.

The series was created by McElhenney and is exec produced by McElhenney, Day, Howerton, Michael Rotenberg, Nick Frenkel and Tom Lofaro. It is also one of ad-supported cable’s highest-rated comedy series among adults 18-49, 18-34 and men 18-34. It’s the first basic cable comedy to air in syndication on another network (Comedy Central).

“Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton are three of the most talented comedy writers and producers in our business, not to mention very gifted actors,” FX president of original programming Nick Grad said. “This deal is a testament to their skill, intelligence and work ethic, which combined to earn them one of the best overall deals in TV. Not bad for three guys who shot a pilot 10 years ago for $200 and a few pizzas.”

In other FXX news, they network has also picked up a new series from Tracey Morgan. The new untitled half-hour series was created by McElhenney, Day, Howerton and Luvh Rakhe. RCG will executive produce and serve as showrunners alongside Rakhe. Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Nick Frenkel will executive produce. The untitled project will be paired with the upcoming 10th season of It’s Always Sunny and launch in January.